Effects of Mechanical Fracturing and Experimental Trampling on Hawaiian Corals

@article{Rodgers2003EffectsO,
  title={
Effects of Mechanical Fracturing and Experimental Trampling on Hawaiian Corals},
  author={Ku'ulei S Rodgers and Evelyn F. Cox and Craig M. Newtson},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={0377-0384}
}
In situ trampling occurred under experimental conditions to quantify the differences in the responses to anthropogenic trampling in four dominant species of Hawaiian corals, Porites compressa, Porites lobata, Montipora capitata, and Pocillopora meandrina. Trampling was simulated daily for a period of nine days at which time further breakage was minimal. Forty treatment colonies produced 559 fragments. Trampling was followed by an 11-month recovery period.Coral colony and fragment mortality was… CONTINUE READING

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